Best Toys for Kids

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Sometimes, we all need some new toy suggestions. Here are a bunch of mine and my kids favorites.

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I want you to know I am only listing products that I have purchased and/or own. My kids and I really like these products. I feel very strongly about this. I always try a product before I recommend it. I will always give you my honest opinion on a product. If you ever have a question about a product feel free to contact me!

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Toddlers & Preschoolers
5, 6, 7 year olds
8, 9, 10 year olds
11, 12, 13 year olds
Stuff for Grown Ups

Toddlers & Preschoolers

I’ve always been a believer (especially for younger kids) that the age on the box is usually the most appropriate gauge for kid enjoyment.

Also, younger kids can get really excited about items that aren’t toys. This is the age when you can get new placements or a dinosaur cup and they are just as fun.

These are toys my kids all loved when they were toddlers and preschool aged.

Bathtime foam Ice Cream Maker

Matching Eggs

Alphabet Placemat

Dinosaur Tervis Cup

Mix and Match Vehicles

Toddler Puzzles

Lego Duplo Book with Blocks

Candy Land. This game is perfect for little ones!

Inflatable Bed Rail Bumper.
Ok, this isn’t a gift idea but something I LOVE for my kids. Just blow up and put under the sheets. Perfect for holiday travel!

Football puzzle

Plush Doll with Brushable Hair

Fisher-Price Little People Christmas Nativity

Food Truck

Magic Doodle Water Mat

A is for Apple. I always like to give books, I love to encourage reading, so I’ll suggest books for every age group.

Boynton Board Books. We love any board book by Sandra Boynton. They are so fun to read!

Wall Stickers

Wall Stickers always make a great stocking stuffer for kids and they’re usually not that expensive.

Construction Wall Stickers

Dinosaur Kids Wall Stickers

Unicorn Wall Stickers

5, 6, and 7 year olds

As I’ve said before, these are all toys I have purchased or own. I’ve only included ones that my kids and I love. This age group loves toys! Some of the items I recommend would also be great gifts for the older age-group.

Board Games

I have the most board games listed here in the 5, 6, 7 year old category, because this is when kids can actually start playing fun board games. But like other items I recommend, a lot of these can be bumped up an age-group.

Blokus – Shape Board Game

U.S. States Board Game. Sometimes you can get lucky and sneak something educational by your kiddos. This is one of those items. This U.S. States board game is super fun!

5 Minute Dungeon
This is our new favorite game. Everyone in our family loves it. They also have 5 minute Marvel.

5, 6, and 7 year olds

X-Shot Water gun
Best water gun ever!! It’s soo easy to fill, kids can do it on their own.

Car – You Put it Together!

Emoji Key Chains

Play-Doh Sweet Shoppe.
We are a Play-Doh family and this is our FAVORITE machine

Aqua Beads

Princess Aqua Beads

Giant Pikmi Pop

Princess Costume

Stuffed Hedgehog

Star Wars Bed Sheets
(not just Star Wars, has different styles)

Queen Watevra’s Lego Whatever Box

Peel and Press Craft

Gymnastics Mat. We have the 4X10FT mat and we love it!

Stained Glass Sticker Art

EggMazing Easter Egg Decorator. This it totaly an Easter gift, but we have fun making hard-boiled eggs and using this any time of the year.

Be Positive! Book

MORE Arts & Crafts

Learning & Technology Toys

And Don’t forget the Batteries!

8, 9, and 10 year olds


This age group is PERFECT for pretty much all lego sets (and lego knock-offs). However, I was surprised with how much lego cost when we started buying them. But they sure are fun! I’ve listed some of our favorites.

Toys for 8, 9, and 10 year olds

Crime Catchers Science Kit. I HIGHLY recommend this kit. It needs help from an adult but it is sooo much fun!

Nerf Gun.
We have this gun and it has never jammed (yet!)

Loom Bands Bracelet Making Kit


I have the most books listed in the 8, 9, 10 year old category, but like other items I recommend, a lot of these can be bumped up or down an age-group.

11, 12, 13 year olds

Stuff For Grown Ups

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2 thoughts on “Best Toys for Kids”

  1. These are Some Great Options for Unique Gifts for Kids. It Amazes Me the Innovative Products that Come Out for Kids Each Year. I am Definitely Seeing a Rise in Educational Toys as the Years Go On. I Love the Gifts that You Have Laid Out. Will Definitely Take Note of These This Holiday Season.

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